Coronavirus in Africa: 42,769 cases; 1,759 deaths; 14,129 recoveries

Coronavirus in Africa: 42,769 cases; 1,759 deaths; 14,129 recoveries


There are now more than over 42,500 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.

According to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 in Africa, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when. The whole of Africa has rising cases with Lesotho the country holding out as of May 1.

We shall keep updating this list largely sourced from the John Hopkins University tallies, Africa CDC and from official government data. The classifications are based on where the countries are located especially in the case of countries that belong to two different blocs, like Tanzania in East Africa, despite belonging to EAC and SADC.

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Major African stats: May 3 at 7:00 GMT:
Confirmed cases = 42,769
Number of deaths = 1,759
Recoveries = 14,129
Infected countries = 53
Virus-free countries = 1 (Lesotho)
Countries in alphabetical order
Algeria – 4,295
Angola – 35
Benin – 90
Botswana – 23
Burkina Faso – 652
Burundi – 15
Cameroon – 2,077
Cape Verde – 152
Central African Republic – 72
Chad – 117
Comoros – 1
Congo-Brazzaville – 229
DR Congo – 674
Djibouti – 1,112
Egypt – 6,193
Equatorial Guinea – 315
Eritrea – 39
Eswatini – 108
Ethiopia – 133
Gabon – 335
(The) Gambia – 17
Ghana – 2,169
Guinea – 1,586
Guinea-Bissau – 257
Ivory Coast – 1,362
Kenya – 435
Lesotho – 0
Liberia – 154
Libya – 63
Madagascar – 135
Malawi – 38
Mali – 544
Mauritania – 8
Mauritius – 332
Morocco – 4,729
Mozambique – 79
Namibia – 16
Niger – 736
Nigeria- 2,388
Rwanda – 255
Sao Tome and Principe – 16
Senegal – 1,115
Seychelles – 11
Sierra Leone – 155
Somalia – 671
South Africa – 6,336
South Sudan – 45
Sudan – 592
Tanzania – 480
Togo – 123
Tunisia – 1,009
Uganda – 88
Zambia – 119
Zimbabwe – 34.

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